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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BEng(Hons) or BEng(Hons) with DIS
Programme title Architectural Engineering
Programme code CVUB21
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 8 semesters or 10 semesters if students undertake industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) which occurs between Part B and Part C
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:31:54 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a high-quality educational experience that provides broad skills and aspirations, including training from leading construction companies, consultants practices and architectural engineering firms in preparation for a professional career.
  • To provide a well-balanced degree programme that develops students’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills over the full range of core subjects including Architectural Design, Structural Engineering and Building Energy Networks. Knowledge of these disciplines will equip students for employment across fields of the civil, mechanical and architectural engineering industry.
  • To provide a programme of study with a strong emphasis on industrial relevance that fully satisfies the educational base to become an Incorporated Engineer; and partially meets the requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer, with the opportunity, on academic merit, to transfer to the MEng and fully satisfy the educational base to become a Chartered Engineer.
  • To enable students to realise their potential and successfully achieve their own educational and professional goals.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competencies (The Engineering Council);
  • The Joint Board of Moderators Accreditation Guidelines;
  • QAA Engineering Benchmark statements for Engineering;
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications;
  • The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers accreditation guidelines; and
  • Input from the civil engineering Industrial Advisory Board.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

K1.     Relevant mathematics, science and engineering principles in the field of structures, geotechnics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics;

K2.     The properties, behaviour, fabrication and use of relevant materials;

K3.     Construction technology and architectural engineering practice;

K4.     The management of projects through planning, finance, contract procedures and quality systems;

K5.     Principles of design specific to architectural engineering.

K6.     The role of codes of practice and the regulatory framework in design and practice;

K7.     The principles, importance and management of relevant information technology;

K8.     The role of the professional engineer in society, including health, safety and sustainability issues;

K9.     Team roles, team-working skills and leadership skills;

K10.   Relevant research methods;

K11.   Architectural engineering education, design and practice in the UK context.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

C1.     Demonstrate competence in identifying, defining and solving engineering problems;

C2.     Select and apply appropriate mathematical and computing methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems;

C3.     Apply appropriate analytical techniques and codes of practice to the design of building components and systems;

C4.     Demonstrate proficiency in the evaluation and integration of information and processes in project work; and

C5.    Define, conduct and report on an original research project

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

P1.    Use laboratory and field equipment competently and safely;

P2.    Observe, record, process and analyse data in the laboratory and in the field;

P3.    Use appropriate specialist computer software;

P4.    Prepare technical reports and give technical presentations;

P5.    Prepare technical drawings and architectural design both manually and using digital tools to a professional standard

P6.    Apply knowledge and skills in a professional environment through a 45-week period of work experience (DIS programmes only). 

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

T1.     Communicate effectively using a range of media;

T2.     Use ICT tools;     

T3.     Use mathematical skills appropriate to an engineer;

T4      Work independently;

T5.     Work effectively as part of a team;

T6.     Manage projects and multiple team.

4. Programme structure

Modules with their weights in parentheses are taught in Semesters 1 and 2.

Part A

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA103

 

Structural Forms and Stress Analysis

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVA104

 

Mathematical Modelling of Structures

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVA105

 

Mechanical and Mathematical Principles of Fluid Mechanics

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVA106

Engineering Materials for Construction

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVA133

Professional Practice in Architectural Engineering

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVA134

Design and Professional Skills

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

Part B - Degree Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVB005

Analysis and Design of Steel and Timber Structures

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

NCVB006

Analysis and Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVBXXX

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVBXXX

Designing for Wellbeing

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVBXXX

Integrated Design Project 1

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVB102

Soil Mechanics and Geology

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

Part C

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (110 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC007

Research Dissertation

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 20 credits)

30

CVCXXX

Control and Building Energy Networks

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVCXXX

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Electrical Systems

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVCXXX

Integrated Design Project 2

(Sem 1: 20 credits; Sem 2: 20 credits)

40

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules (10 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC002

 

Geotechnical Engineering

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1   In order to progress from Part A or Part B, and to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum requirements set out in Regulation XX but also accumulate 120 credits in each Part.

5.2   Candidates cannot progress from Part B to the DIS year until Part B progression requirements have been met.

5.3   Candidates in Part B who wish to transfer to the MEng programme in Architectural Engineering must normally satisfy the progression requirements of that programme in both Part A and Part B to be eligible.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level module assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

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